South East Wales

Peter Lewis case: Man charged with murder after Roath stabbing

Peter Lewis
Image caption Peter Lewis died after being stabbed in a communal hallway outside his flat

A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Cardiff pensioner with learning difficulties.

Peter Lewis, 68, died from a stab wound after being attacked. He was found in the communal hallway outside his flat in Claude Road, Roath, in the early hours of Saturday.

Local man, William Stephen Jones, was arrested on Monday and questioned at Cardiff Bay police station.

He will appear at Cardiff Magistrates' Court later.

Paul Hewitt, senior crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales, said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely alongside South Wales Police as their investigation into this murder has progressed.

"We can now confirm that, having carefully examined a file of evidence provided by South Wales Police, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge William Stephen Jones with the murder of Peter Lewis and that it is in the public interest to do so.

"Accordingly, we advised South Wales Police to charge him."

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